[Thunar-dev] ThunarVFS, volumes and pathes

Christophe Chapuis chris.chapuis at gmail.com
Wed Feb 20 14:50:30 CET 2008

On Wed, Feb 20, 2008 at 9:13 AM, Benedikt Meurer
<benedikt.meurer at unix-ag.uni-siegen.de> wrote:
> Christophe Chapuis wrote:
>  > Well, looks like I've partially found why my problem occurs...
>  > It looks like when I'm listing all the known volumes and ask for they
>  > mount path, it returns me pathes like "file:///media/sda1",
>  > "file:///media/sda2", ..., the volume being mounted or not. Therefore
>  > I understand that as a consequence
>  > thunar_vfs_volume_manager_get_volume_by_info doesn't work well.
>  thunar_vfs_volume_manager_real_get_volume_by_info() iterates only
>  mounted volumes, see thunar-vfs-volume-manager.c:259.

Oh, I didn't see that. But this doesn't explain why it doesn't find a
volume for a local file... which is obviously on a mounted device. So
I guess I've got a problem with HAL which returns an invalid path, or
no path at all...

>  > I don't have any idea where it did take that sort of path, it's not at
>  > all like that in my fstab, for example.
>  The paths above are generated by Thunar for volumes where HAL does not
>  report a path. They will change once HAL reports a valid path (i.e. once
>  the volume is mounted).

Well, all of the volumes returned by thunar_vfs where of the form
"/media/sdaX". For the unmounted one, I understand that it generates
its own path. But for my root partition, for example, I really don't
understand: I would expect a path like "file:///". Is it possible that
my HAL returns an invalid path ?

Perhaps should I have a different approach ?

>  > Christophe

Thank you Benedikt and Tino for your support !

>  Benedikt
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